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MEANINGS OF WORDS AS DEVELOPED BY ASSOCIA-

TION AND COMPARISON

173-179

Instinctive Ejaculatory Sounds, and Reflective Imitative Sounds,

becoming words by Agreement, in Fulfilment of the Principle of

Association or Comparison, can represent but a few Ideas, 173—

Other needed Words may be due to Agreement in using Arbitrary

Symbols; it is Philosophical to suppose them largely developed by

Tendencies underlying the Formation of Primitive Words, 174–

How these Tendencies lead to the Use of the same Word in Dif-

ferent Senses, 175-In the case of Words whose Meanings depend

on Association, 175-How what refers to the Material comes to

refer to the Immaterial, 176—Words whose Meanings depend on

Comparison, 176—What refers to the Material is by Comparison

used for the Immaterial, 177–Great Varieties of Meanings are

developed from the same Word by Continued Processes of Associa-

tion and Comparison, 178–A Knowledge of this fact, and its

Results are Necessary to an Intelligent Use of Language, 179.

XVI.

MEANINGS OF PHRASES AS DETERMINED BY ASSOCIA-

TION OR COMPARISON

180-185

Language, a Process in which words and Ideas represented by

them are used consecutively, 180—How Words in Progression can

represent Mental Processes, 180—How Acts in Progression do this

in Pantomime and how this is done when Words, as Symbols, are

substituted for the Acts in Pantomime, 181–How Subject, Predi-

cate, and Object are put together, 182,-Subject, Predicate, and

Object of a Complete Sentence, are the Beginning, Middle, and

End of a Complete Process, of which all the Parts of Speech are

Logical Parts, 183—Examination of Certain Sentences, 183–

How the Meanings of them, considered as Wholes, depend on the

Principle of Association or of Comparison, 184

XVII.

POETIC AND UNPOETIC WORDS.

186–194

Words depending for their Meanings on Association not necessa-

rily Prosaic; nor those depending on Comparison necessarily

Poetic, 186—The Latter necessitate Imagination to originate, and,

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